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LAN Based ACtive/Standby Failiver on ciso ASA 5540

chetansharma
Beginner
Beginner

HI,

Can we configure LAN based active/standby failover on cisco asa 5540. Firewall is in routed mode with single context and i want to use managment interface to configure failover.Please suggest and step to configure the failover.

Thank You

Chetan

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Kent Heide
Beginner
Beginner

As per Cisco documentation, the use of the Management interface for failover is not recommended.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_configuration_example09186a00807dac5f.shtml

You can also use that guide to learn how to configure the failover. Happy reading :-)

Andy White
Explorer
Explorer

Hi,

Are you wishing to configure the Active/Standby via the Management port or monitor this interface as part of the failover?  If the latter then it's not recommended, the firewalls will changes roles should these interfaces change state, which you really don't want happening.  Let me know how you get on on the link provided in the other post, I have configure 2 ASA 5520 in Active/Standby mode and they work just great

Hi,

Actually i dont have any more interface to configure failover , thats why i have to use managment interface to configure failover, my question is this can it work when firewall is in routed mode with single context mode,i want to configure stateful lan based active/standby failover.

From the above document my understanding says tht we can configure it, and actually i had configured it but when my active firewall goes down standby will take over but my application which are running in intranet and internet zones are not working.

The configuration of primary firewall replicates to the secondary when it goes down and i also confirmed these and and all the interfaces is up but my websites which are in dmz and inside zones are not working when primary firewall goes down.

Can you post your configure for your interfaces and do a "sh failover" and post here please.

Hi,

Please find attached configuration file.

Thank You